(Sidney NE USA)
What would cause my pickles to turn out very salty? It was suggested me to add my alum right in the jar as I put in the brine. Would this cause the saltiness?
You know I have not used alum when making my pickles. So I really could not say if this is what caused your problem. I'll go ahead and post your question. Maybe someone with more experience could answer this for us.
I may just have to try alum though. I'm pickle challenged and have yet to consistently make a nice crispy batch of pickles. Sometimes they are great but sometimes not.